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trial in the history of the united states. that's my conclusion after studying it as close as i could. and that's the report of my book. i try to explain in my book why i believe that to be true, and i will try to give you a suggestion on what i believe that to be true in my remarks here tonight. john brown's trial was the first trial in the history of the united states to receive massive attention from national media. it was the first trial in which a defendant was executed for treason against a state, as opposed to treason against the united states. it was the first trial in which an accused defendant appealed to a higher law to justify violent crimes. it was a trial that involved more than just a determination of an individuals guilt or innocence, according to laws laid down in statute books and in case reports. it was a trial that pitted two starkly different moral visions against each other. one of these visions defended the institution of chattel slavery as traditional, necessary, just and worthy of protection from outside interference. particularly, from the outside interferenc
and representatives. there are more women serving at any time. there are 17 women serving in the united states senate and 74 women serving in the united states house of representatives. of those congresswomen currently serving, 14 are currently members of the c.b.c. since the first representative of color, patsy minching of hawaii won election in 1964, a total 39 women of color have served. 30 of these women were elected after 1990. and a total of 38 have served in the house of representatives where carol mostly brown of illinois is the only women to serve from 1993 to 1999. the first african-american was sharle chisholm. and there are some states who have never elected a woman to congress, delaware, iowa, mississippi and vermont and i look forward to having women from those states join us at some point, madam speaker. there are historic number of women currently serving in congress, including the first woman speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, who was elected speaker in 2007. the 111th congress understands that our nation's laws must include and respond to all our citizens, including women. women in
with the united states both economic and security. the obama administration really doesn't want to revisit all of that, but president obama said on the record he understand that a new party coming to power will want to take a look at all the underlying agreements negotiated with the united states by the liberal democratic party. the big issues that will be on the table between these two leaders -- climate change, north korea, and trade. one other issue, of course, is afghanistan with the democratic party of japan came in, the prime minister decided to end a long-standing refueling operation the japanese were conducting with vessels in the indian ocean. but in exchange, the japanese government has put up funds in reconstruction aid. botin the main, this summit, the second time the two leaders have met is not going to produce any new u.s.-japanese announcement on any of the issues i discussed but it will be an opportunity for the two to discuss trade, north korea and climate change. steve: major, just a moment ago the white house office of the press secretary released something. apparently the u
's talk about the president in congratulating happened karzai made it perfectly clear the united states expects a more serious effort to end corruption in his government and he is -- and they are ready to defend itself once the u.s. is out. >> his power base is a series of war lords and their mignons who are paid off through this vast system of patronage and he's tried to balance power that way and it has enabled him to stay in office but it tainted him with this awful, deep-seeded corruption and tainted the united states as well because he's our guy. >> reporter: putting him in office or that's what the taliban says and upsetting the election to the point that abdullah abdullah pull out the taliban says we have won. how does the united states go forward. 40,000 troops, 20,000, 50,000 troops. does the number of troops make a difference between the public in afghanistan sees us as partly responsible for putting this government in. >> i don't think it does. the u.s. strategy from the beginning has been to build a strong, trusted central government, which is not something that afghanistan
that was licensed in the united states. we have done those things. we have shifted all the vaccine manufacturing to the extent we can to multi those virus first because there faster to fill, with leaving the rest of leftover for the single dose syringes. we have worked with them to shift everything they can do to get the vaccine out as fast as they possibly can. then we are tracking through the process step by step. to the degree that when a lot is ready to be released at a manufacturer, we have a truck waiting. it pulls up at the loading dock ready to accept that vaccine and bring it to the distribution sites. if we have been working through this every step of the process to get any delays out. that is what a sight visits have largely been about. >> a question about the contracts. [unintelligible] to produce this reject all under 51 million doses, kabbalah contracted the manufacturers to fill 117 million doses. why aren't they able to undo the full amount of doses -- able to do the full amount of doses? >> we need to make sure we have enough vaccine derived the time people want it and being ca
who combined a career as commander in chief of the united states army and that's how congress designated him commander in chief with his second existence as agent 13 in the spanish secret service. 11 years he commanded the nation's forces. he garrisoned its forts and patrolled the forests. and at the same time he fed the military secrets to the largest power in the hemisphere and if spain had acted a little more vigorously on the warnings that agent 13 passed on they would have captured the lewis and clark expedition and put a halt to their westward exploration. and they did heed his advice about fortifying the border with texas and so they kept the united states out of texas for about a generation thanks to his warning. so he was a pretty effective agent. it has to be said. and then there's also his reputation as the man who founded the spanish conspiracy and the spanish conspiracy was designed to split away kentucky and tennessee from the rest of the country. so a guy like that, you know, he really makes sort of snakes seem like a model of good and chameleons look good compa
is it when a united states citizen is declared disabled they have to wait time before they can get medicaid or medicare? host: 8 collar like that, better worse off? -- a caller like that. . guest: there are obviously community health clinics and other medical facilities that provide medical care cheaply or, in the cases of need, for free. i'm not minimizing the collar's husband's typical. i am sure -- caller's husband's difficulty. but there is health care available in the country for people who cannot afford to pay. ad. caller: good morning, michigan. host: michigan. i'm sorry. caller: i just wanted to say the last time i checked, unemployment was 19.5%, and my husband, who just had his 29th anniversary at the company he worked at has been laid off and is losing his mind. i would be crying if i thought it would do any good, but it will not. he is doing everything he can to find a job. as soon as he sees something in the newspaper, he goes there. he is so talented, he can fix anything, but he is 65 years old, too, and that is a problem. a few weeks ago, senator lugar? he was on "newsmakers"
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kirkpatrick: mr. speaker, on november 5, a university held their symposium dedicated to issues on homeland security on its prescott, arizona, campus. unfortunately, the house held votes that day and i could not attend, but i heard it was a fantastic event. this year's theme was challenges for homeland security in the 21st century, and panelists from the f.b.i., the c.i.a. and t.s.a., the arizona department of public safety, and from the worlds of academia, among other places. topics covered a wide range of issues such as sipersecurity, public-private partnerships -- cybersecurity, public-private partnerships and coordination between local and federal law enforcement. i congratulate the faculty at the camp
manufacturing jobs in the united states. before you head to break, work or school. >> temperatures not a bad start for us, but changes on the way. some wet weather too. we'll talk about when the wet weather gets here. >> reporter: good morning from the mta. for your commute start, you'll find a 5 minute delay on the metro subway. marc train operating on time. on the buses, look for heavy volume on 7, 23 and 19 bus lines and number 36 bus using alameda and 736 street due to construction. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. >>> the nutcracker is coming to the hippodrome december 24-26. call that number on your screen if you'd like tickets. we'll be right back. so, did you get your son anything yet? yeah, i got him that transformers revenge raptor thing. yes, the ramjet raptor, introduced to the transformer family in may of '09. i prefer the skywarp figure with six guided missiles and also comes with a limited-edition collectors card. [ female announcer ] it's the most wonderful time of the year, and walmart's here to help. it's cyberweek at walmart.com, txoÑe of the lowest prices of the
there were any number of african-americans who served in the congress of these united states, served in the united states senate. served in executive offices. do you even recall that in 1852:frederick douglass was actually nominated on a ticket to be vice president of the united states? and then, in 1901 there was this speech, i can't remember the member's name, who was the last african-american to serve and then there was a gulf of some 30 long years without vigilance. without a commitment, great progress that has been worked for can be eroded and erased. and we have to keep in mind as we think about tomorrow, the powerful lessons of history. the powerful lessons of history. i want to say this about public policy. the purpose in getting people elected to office is so they can make a difference. not so that they can have m. c. behind their name. not because they can do an occasional television interview. the purpose for getting elected to public office is not to just be there. the purpose is to work to make a difference. and that difference manifests itself in the design and implemen
as a citizen of the united states is just appalling. i think eric holder should have left them in guantanamo bay and be tried there. i lived in new york in 2000 and 2001. it was just terrible. for them to be tried in a federal court, it just speaks to this country to give people that do not ware uniforms, do not apply to the geneva convention to come to our country and then be given rights like a citizen. host: david, in this newspaper article, attorney general holder elected to proceed with the first u.s. criminal prosecution alleged to have been directly involved in the plot eight years ago that targeted the world trade center and pent he gone because of his full confidence in the successful outcome. tell us why you are not as convinced of the outcome? caller: i'm not confident because i believe that in our country, people are innocent until proven guilty. when you use water boarding and all these things they are trying to use against ournqq governmen why should a terrorist be given rights in our country. host: let's go to the democratic line. caller: i think they should be tried here. t
on tropical storm ida. 50-mile per hour winds and heavy rain across much of the southeastern united states which has led to flooding in some areas particularly across portions of alabama. that is where the heaviest rain is right now. center of the storm has not yet made landfall but much of the rain and wind on the northern portion of that storm certainly has made landfall. right now, we are dealing with mild temperatures. 53degrees in the district. relative humidity, 89%. the winds are calm. parametric pressure on the rise, 0.27. here ia look at the satellite- radar. hook how cloudy it is across our region. much different from yesterday, the day before where we saw a good amount of sunshine. today, it will be mostly clouds. can't rule out a ray of sun here or there but a lot of clouds around for today and those clouds could eventually produce some moisture for us. here is your forecast for today though. we'll see a mild day. not as warm as it was yesterday. highs in the low to mid-60s. cloudy skies. maybe a sprinkle here or there butt best hance of rain rase lili tonight into tomorrow. mo
of israelis and palestinians to live in peace and security. it is also in the interest of the united states. it is urgently needed. the president knows that achieving this goal will be difficult, but he also has said that he will not weaver and his persistent pursuit of comprehensive peace in the middle east. for that reason, he has dedicated himself and his administration to the resumption of israeli-palestinian negotiations and to the creation of an atmosphere that maximizes the prospects for success. to be clear, the steps we have suggested to all parties -- israel, the palestinians, and the arab states -- to improve the atmosphere for negotiations are not ends to themselves, and they certainly are not preconditions to negotiations. but they can make a valuable contribution toward achieving our goal of successful negotiations that result in a two-state solution. that's why we've urged the palestinians to expand and improve their security efforts and to take strong and meaningful action on incitement. it's why we have urged the arab states to take steps toward normalization of relations w
portfolios over the largest bank holding companies of the united states accounting for about 2/3 of all the assets of the banking system. we were able to look across banks and examiners and asset classes and combined our usual examination procedures with off sight surveillance done by economists using a wide range of statistical methods. i think we learned a largement in that exercise -- large amount in that exercise. the confidence in the banking sector rose significantly but we also learned great deal about how to examine banks in a comprehensive way across the entire system. . i think, henry, i think going forward what we really need to know will be how to examine the system as a whole. i think one of the failures of regulatory oversight during the crisis was our -- when i talk about regulators in general, how individual firms and how each individual firm is doing. one of the things we've learned and very challenging for us as we go forward will be that we need to look at the whole system. we need to see how the markets have interact with each other. have interact with each other. we
. >>> tropicastorm ida is getting weaker as it approaches the united states but it's still battering parts of the gulf coast with heavy rains. this is video from the southwest coast of alabama tonight. bob ryan is here with more on ida's track and her impact. sfwhob. >> doreen, it will be a major rain producer. that's the impact. the winds have now decreased. you can see on the regional radar, and i will zoom into that, it is pretty much assure heading into mobile bay, mobile, alabama, but on the east side still very heavy rain. look at pensacola, seven inches of rain today and after a very, very wet season, all wait from georgia on into louisiana, the threat from ida not so much the win winds. the tides will be well above average but flooding rains over the next couple of days. tell you more about any impact here. back to you. >> thanks, bob. >>> coming up and to the -- president obama is moving closer to a decision on troop levels in afghanistan. >>> mayor fenty responds to video that shows him using police escorts to bike on prohibited streets. >>> employees at the zoo tell news 4 why a
of the population. harris: that radical imam was kicked out of the united states, and now we find out that this shooter at fort hood had communication with him. what was going on between them? >> what we know is that there were between 10 and 20 e-mails cent between major nidal malik hasan and the imam in yemen. what we do not know is if he responded. the major issue is how was it that someone in the military who was trying to contact someone over there who supported the war against the western military, why it was not kicked upstairs. one question that people are asking today is that anyone investigate? no one at this time is stepping forward to say that he was contacted. that is going to be the question. was there a failure to confront? was that failure within leadership or the intelligence community to understand the significance of the attempted contact between nidal malik hasan and the imam in yemen. harris: a barely many classmates remember nidal malik hasan on these presentations that he would do back in medical school. you have heard about one of his powerful and presentations
problem will bring down other markets. stocks in the united states fell modestly. european markets gained friday, following the steep losses thursday when the u.s. markets were closed for the thanksgiving holiday. we will talk more about what is going on in to buy. let's go back to the phones. santa monica, california, danny on airline for democrats, go ahead. caller: i am a c-span junkie. host: are you going shopping this morning? caller: i saw an ad -- i saw a magazine called ad-busters and the advertised eight no-shopping day. i fast to be conscious of how we are overwhelmed with the amount of food we eat and plus the soldiers that cannot come home and eat. when i'm delirious the day after that, i will get the food but i bypass the shop and i will watch the coverage and see the faces of the people shopping. sometimes they are smiling but 90% of the time, they look very stressed out in photographs and the coverage in the news. i was calling to say that buy- nothing day is the best protest you can do and it is fantastic to be conscious of how we are manipulated by the credit card compani
security in the united states. foreign policy is that a zero. these men need to be protected. we may not want to have war, but this has never been declared a war. my ex-husband was a silver star in the marine corps. my fiancee was a captain in the navy. we are allowing this country to look like fools. it has got to stop. military men are trying their best, they need to be protected, we need more troops, and every time there is a news report saying that we are going to make a decision, he is taking too long to make this decision. host: we will have to leave it there. thank you, diane. front page of "the washington post" talks about what is leading up to the speech. "9000 marines beginning final preparations to deploy in southern afghanistan. the marines will be followed by 1000 u.s. army trainers to train the afghan army and police force. the new forces will not start moving until the president lines of both strategies at west point on tuesday. the editors of "the washington post weigh in this morning -- washington post" way in this morning. "if he is going forward to stabilize the co
, i'm going to work to get climate change legislation that can get 60 votes through the united states senate, and signed into law. i have worked very hard and you especially have worked hard, madam chairman, as you proceed forward and we will be able to work closely together to craft a bill that would create jobs in sacramento, california and helena, montana. we will craft a bill that will protect yosemite and yellow stone and that decreases our national security, by decreasing dependence on foreign oil and ultimately we will craft a bill that will secure america's economic end and environmental future for generations. i'm pledged to that. >> senator baucus, thank you so much. any colleagues wish to be heard? >> thank you very much, madam chair, and thank you again for your determination through this process. we know how important this big is. and i will be voting to report this bill out of committee, but as i said yesterday, i have a number of amendments that i'm frustrated i wasn't able to introduce because of the procedural barriers put up here by the fact our colleagues have not c
in the united states. a lot of those democrats, however, in congress right now are very moderate. a lot of them are not for comprehensive immigration reform. none want to take a vote on immigration right now. it is the new third rail of american politics. but obama made promises in that area and so did a lot of more liberal democrats. the hispanic caucus is growing in influence. i think that's kind of the next policy piece to explode in washington. host: our guests have been patricia murphy. the wsi attached to our website. also joining us, jillian bandies. again, their website attached to the c-span website as well. thank you for joining us. we're going to do a short bit of phones and then we're going to talk about bus service in the united states. we'll be right back. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] >> washington journal continues. >> host: if you want to weigh in on the short period of open phones, the numbers are on the bottom of your screen. the financial times has a story about army recruitment, military recr
. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the -- the yeas are 233. the speaker pro tempore: the resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker: the house -- the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk will read. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, madam. i have the honor to transmate here with a copy of a letter received from kathy mitchell, head of the elections commission of the california elections offer, and according to the returns of the special election on november 3, 2009, john garamendi was elected to the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? one moment, please. clerk will resume. the clerk will resume. the clerk: indicating t
, the united states has been using a base technology to create vaccine. while it is safe and effective, it's a slow-moving process. across europe, vaccine developers are using the faster process of incorporating the million sales to grow the vaccine. as we begin to explore cell-based technology, i would pose the question will there be an adequate fda approval for this new vaccine? i'm also interested in hearing in the vaccine manufacturers from how they ramped up reduction in some cases to ten times their normal production schedule. we know that production of a delayed for h1n1, a harmful but relatively moderate virus compared to something more lethal like the spanish flu. but in the case of a stronger virus, the higher fatality rate, what our country be able to produce enough vaccine for everyone in a short time. here it so i look forward to questioning the witnesses, welcome them again, learning more about how we can improve vaccine reduction in our country and again thank the chairman for this joint an important hearing. i yield back. >> thank you ms. eshoo. gentleman from pennsylvania,
, india has become more and more important to the united states. worldwide, its influence economically, politically, is growing. and yet, there's a certain perception in india that they are not getting the attention that they really should be getting. that the united states is right now focused on china, a lot of attention on the neighbor, pakistan, because of afghanistan. so this is a way of reassuring them that it's really, really important. and no matter what issue you look at right now in the world, heidi, india is really important. climate change, energy, relations with china, you name it. they are very important. >> all right, jill dougherty for us this morning, thank you, jill. >>> this morning, big news on the economy and where it is headed. just minutes ago, the commerce department lowered its figure on the gross domestic product. of course, the gdp, a big deal, because it measures all the goods and services within the country, and therefore, is considered one of the broadest measures of the economy. so, what does the gdp mean to you and your wallet? the impact may be much gre
of newark, new jersey. when a soldier returns to the united states from iraq or of denniston, they are inundated with the problems many americans face today. that includes unemployment, an empty refrigerator, shut off notices, or an eviction notice. our organization has assisted thousands of families with these problems as they arise by hosting job fairs and providing direct financial assistance to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. it is not enough. the root of the financial difficulties usually stems from unemployment. a veteran cannot pay for groceries if they are unemployed. they cannot pay for utilities if they are unemployed. they cannot afford mortgages they are unemployed. unlike the rest of us, these men and women have been defending our nation's freedom against the threat of terrorism, causing them to miss years of their lives. our nation's veterans deserve our patients, assistance, and understanding. it will take time to put their lives back on track. the department of labor's office of federal contract compliance tracks numbers on the number o
with the united states prior to the war in iraq. the reason we in theory a oppose the war was that we told the bush administration that would blind to that region and we don't underestimate the with them. for you to invade and occupy iraq will be equivalent to pandora's box of evils. you go there and you will unleash evils that we don't understand, all sorts of forest have been unleashed. it's actually run for any country in the world to go and occupy another country, dismantle its government, disbanded government, the spanish police force. and pretend that they know better. you made the decision. you looked to send your troops to iraq and i feel bad for every single human life that was lost in iraq, whether it was iraqi lives or american lives because those young soldiers didn't go there because they wanted to go there. this wasn't a decision taken by the bush administration. not every american situation like the war in iraq. what i'm trying to tell you is this is a controversial issue, but if you try to become part of the lies and forget you are an american and these are iraqis, believe
a town hall meeting with chinese students. he pointed out the united states and china admit huge amounts of green house gases. >> unless both of our countries are willing to take critical steps in dealing with this issue, we will not be able to resolve it. >> reporter: the president also told the students he's a big supporter of noncensorship. china employs some of the tighter controls over what its citizens can access on the internet. >>> the governor of illinois is trying to sell a nearly empty prison. federal officials are scheduled to inspect the thompson correctional center. the illinois governor says the site is under consideration along with two others in colorado and montana. >>> five after the hour. time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning and jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day on wall street. a good end in last week. >> very nice. we hope another wave of buying takes us higher this week. the dow rose 2 1/2% last week boosting the gain nurse the year to 17%. the dow is at 10270. after another rally pushed them up by 73 points on friday. the nasdaq add
of open candid conversations that lead to decisions being made that will benefit the united states and move us toward goals like more peaceful prosperous outcomes for us and many parts of the world. secondly, i think it is important to underscore that we see the fight against al qaeda and the syndicate of terror in the security interest of the united states. i think that kind of got lost the last eight years with a lot of talk about how it wasn't important to get bin laden, you know, that we were there for some other reason. no. it's critical to get those who attacked us. that is what we are there for and what we are trying to do is to assess the best way forward so that we can go anywhere in the united states and anywhere in the world and say the same thing. you have to understand that we believe this syndicate of terror is a threat, not just to the united states and our friends and allies, but to pakistan, afghanistan and many others. >> let me turn to the issue of china where you and the president head next. the lead of the new york times story out this morning about the preside
have just seized an office building in the united states. the connection? iran. plus, charges against the for the hood suspect. i'm shepard smith, and this is fox news. >> number one issue, i think, right now is that major hasan be brought to justice. >> 13 counts of murder. one for each person major hasan is accused of killing during the army post rampage. what to expect in military court. did the suspect send cash to militants? tonight, federal agents follow the money trail. first, from fox journalists tonight, he is accused of killing 13 people during a shooting spree at fort hood in texas. now u.s. military prosecutors are charging dr. army major nidal hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder. crimes that carry the maximum penalty of death. and today military investigators say more allegations are possible as they try to reconstruct exactly what happened during the chaotic moments of the attack one week ago. >> the crime scene involves a very large area to include the inside of the soldier ready medical center. the center includes offices, cubicals and open areas where
and the democratic and republican party. we need to start operating like the united states instead of everybody trying to get what their states need. i am from oregon. we get a free ride on this. i do not want anything off of my countrymen's back. i do not need it. host: think you for your participation. up next, we will share from the agricultural secretary, tom vilsack about food security in the united states. we will be right back. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] >> this weekend the u.s. financial crisis. nomi prins will be on. sunday afternoon, three new books about sarah palin, including a book signing. scott conroy on sarah from alaska. >> american icon, three nights of c-span original documentaries on the iconic homes of the three branches of american government. beginning thursday night at 8:00 eastern, the supreme court, home to america's highest court, reveals the building in exquisite detail. saturday at 8:00 eastern, the capital. famerican icon, three memorable nights. this day, friday, and saturday at
that whenever its firepower, the united states is impatient and will eventually go away. a visit to afghanistan reveals both sides of this complicated and ambitious strategy." we want to be more of your reaction to this story about king abdullah -- to this story about the withdrawal of abdullah abdullah. caller: this is a way for obama to disentangle himself from afghanistan under the pretense that we cannot further sacrifice troops in support of a government that is obviously corrupt. thank you. host: the secretary of state had the only response yesterday. israel put forth what the secretary called unprecedented concessions. netanyahu offered them in an effort to restart peace talks, a departure of the administration's earlier criticism of israel. meanwhile, the story this morning is inside a "the new york times." -- inside of "the new york times." "the secretary of state failed on saturday to slow down and not stopped the jewish construction of settlements on the west end. edward, good morning. caller: we need to enhance our relationships with all people. i think that obama should stand up an
stronger and more capable of action and turn it into a strong partner for united states. we can build a strong partnership on this basis. first with russia, china and india. for ladies and gentlemen, the world we live in today is both freer and more integrated than ever before. the fall of the berlin wall, the technological revolution and information and communication technology and the rise of china, india and other countries and dynamic economies, all of this has changed the world of the 21st century into something completely different from what we knew in the 20th century, and this is a good thing, for freedom is the very essence of our economy and our society. . man ca e he's free. but what is also clear is that freedom does not stand alone. it is freedom in responsibility and freedom to show and shoulder responsibility. for this the world needs an underlying order. but the near collapse. but the near collapse. financial market has shown when is none, when there is no underpinning order. there is -- if there is one lesson the world has learned from the financial crisis of last yea
, calling on the united states government and the international community to address the human rights and humanitarian needs of slilan ka's tam -- international displaced persons living in government-run camp, implementing and oversight and allowing foreign aid workers to provide relief and resources to such i.d.p.'s. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to the resolution as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. >> madam speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this
to amend title 38, united states code and the service -- service members civil relief act to make certain improvements in the law regarding benefits administered by the secretary of veterans affairs and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the s hat foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are -- so that foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are not doing nearly enough. host: next call, joe, good morning. caller: thank you for c-span. i would like to hear more on the mountaintop removal situation in west virginia. our climate is definitely changing because of mountaintop removal. we have had 2 million acres in the appalachians destroyed, one of the most reverse ecosystems in the world: flattened. over 2,000 miles of streams have beenuried. 62% of our streams are in west virginia -- 62% of our streams in west virginia are known to be polluted with heavy metals. the fish are contaminated. you cannot eat fish out of the streams. if you live in the proximity, a report that was suppressed by the bush
to represent his family, his church, and the state of utah, and the united states of america. >> reporter: a senior fbi official tells nbc news that a search of nidal malik hasan's e-mails, computers, and phone records has turned up nothing that would change the original assessment that he acted alone. investigators also found no notes or videos left behind by hasan. as the investigation into the shooting continues, a question has been raised about whether some of the victims were hit by friendly fire, given the number of wounds and shots reported. >> it's difficult for me to conceive of one man, an inexpert man, wielding two pistols, changing magazines to fire 100 shots with nothing further happening. >> reporter: the military though denies the friendly fire allegations. amid concerns that muslim-americans might now face a backlash as seen on this sign outside ft. hood, president obama in his internet address spoke about the value of diversity in the military. >> there are christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers thp they a er nonbelievers. they reflect the disveversity
. the more mile air in place across the estern united states. we have been showing you the maps where we shown you breamington and rochester, temperatures in the 20s and 30s. our temperatures near or above normal. the forecast for today looks like this increasing clouds, seasonal temperatures, 58 degrees for your high. for tonight here is what we are looking at, -- tonight, 48 degrees is what we are looking at with some clouds. tomorrow more clouds build in. we have a hans of showers during the chance of showers during the course of the day. 39 tomorrow. saturday and sunday a chance of rain late in the day. that's a look at what is happening on the weather. let's get a update on traffic from julie. >>> here we go on the roads now. big delay ifs you are traveling eastbound along 66. the problem with the accident we had at 50 fair oaks activity pushed to the should i. slow out of centerville. delays from 123 towards the capitol beltway. southbound 270 of rockville on the slow side. it will be for a while. local lanes below speed as well. southbound 270, slow approaching passing 109. germa
to most of the north eastern united states it is a murky, cloudy, foggy pattern and damp from the last couple of days from precipitation. there is better weather building into the southern united states. right now clear skies across alabama up through georgia into north carolina. that headed our way. it takes another 24-hours to get here. this storm system over michigan will take its time moving north and east of us. there is another low off the coast spinning cloud cover our way. it all adds up to another damp start tomorrow morning. probably steady rain overnight tonight. if you head out early for the black friday shopping you'll find damp conditions and fog. better weather tomorrow afternoon. here it is in detail. showers overnight tonight. stops tomorrow morning at 10:00. most of the rain out of here. we'll clear out friday afternoon. into the overnight period friday into saturday we'll push the cloud cover out to sea. we are left with nice, dry conditions&looks like a blue sky day on saturday. that will last into most of sunday, as well. 42 tonight. cloudy skies. drizzle. fog. all
to the united states is a huge problem for the united states -- and transferring the terrorist suspects. one man is hoping to sell it to uncle sam and revitalize an economically struggling community. >> it is a state-of-the-art facility build about eight years ago. it has thousands of beds. >> fewer than 100 would be occupied by prisoners held at guantanamo, but it could be a tough sell to those who do not want terrorists in their backyards. >> they are going to erect an even more secure perimeter. >> on friday, the justice department announced the most vitoria's prisoner, khalid shaikh mohammed, and others are headed for trial in a new york federal court -- the most notorious prisoner. some say they are just handing him a stage. >> his wish is to be brought to new york, and it really makes no sense to me to be granting his wish. he should be tried in a military tribunal. >> but secretary of state hillary clinton, a new york senator on 9/11, says the trial is not as important as its outcome. >> the most important thing for me is that they pay the ultimate price for what they did to us. >> bringi
. >> thank you, sherrie. >>> and here is a close err look at the number of veterans in the united states. according to u.s. veteran's association. there are more than 23 million veterans in the country. more than 9 million veterans are 65 and older. nearly 2 million are younger than 35-years-old. >>> the summer sun is gone and many people heading indoors to get that south florida tan right? >> yes, but not in howard county. if you are under 18 you have to go without or go elsewhere to tan. >> reporter: the law is designed to prevent kids from getting skin cancer. some studies me the that tanning beds can cause melanoma. miss maryland 2006 was there, britney lee says she got melanoma after using tanning beds frequently. the current law requires paren tab consent if minors to tan but that they say is not strong enough. >> it is essential to help guide these vulnerable young adolescents involving healthy habits. >> tanning salons that violate the ban could be taken to court. the ban takes effect tomorrow. baltimore county is considering a similar law. the council there will vote on the me
a forum and a microphone so that they can blast forth on the united states their ugly views of how we should be killed by the thousands. >> reporter: former mayor rudy giuliani agrees. >> i don't know why you want to give terrorists advantages, it's a risk to the city of new york which already has a number of risks. >> reporter: but the city commissioner says the city is always a target. >> we're the biggest law enforcement city in the country. we handle high profile events, certainly high profile trials in the past, and we'll be able to do it. >> reporter: al-qaida militants faced trial in new york as the group convicted of plotting to explode city landmarks. the future still has some security experts concerned. and in recent years under the bush administration, other terrorists t suspects were put on trial in virginia just miles away from the pentagon. >>> speaking of trials, that big one involving sheila dixon continues. she is accused of soliciting gift cards for her own use. if dixon is convicted, she would have to step down from office. stay with wjz for complete coverage of thi
. >> a united states senate makes a critical vote in the health-care debate. that story is coming up. >> we are watching a storm to the south. we will talk abo >> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal tv 11 news at 6 in hd. >> baltimore's mayor is keeping up appearances as her fate rests in the hands of the jury. our big story tonight is the criminal trial of baltimore mayor sheila dixon after the jury in her theft trial was sent home to the weekend. she got back to work. we are live downtown with details. >> the jury may be hung once again, but the mayor is out and about, keeping up with her public schedule even though the fate of her trial still hangs in the balance. just a short time ago, the mayor welcome at santa for the first meeting at the inner harbor. we tried to ask her how she was holding up after the 10-our jury deliberation, and still no verdict. she did not respond today, but earlier she was at a dedication for the park, and she told 11 news that she was keeping up with your schedule as planned. >> i am here, out, continuing to work. >> ready for this all to be over? >> of
bedfellows and ha -- it reversed to an old notion of the united states as the world's policeman and suggested the united states pursue the next advancement of civilization. george step nop louse speaking for then bill clinton argued they were hoe deep spending cuts. and alan trance tone -- they wanted to make sure the united states was the only main hoverageo on the world block, the global big enchilada. the following day tyler report that had bureaucratic tribal war fare had broken out. i'm shocked. say that senior white house and state department officials have harshly criticizeed the draft pentagon policy statement and one administration official was quoted as that in no way or shape represents u.s. policy. and lost in the swirl of all this was the very sinch fact that pete williams, the spokesman, pointed out or even very widely in the government, a lot of people are making comments about a document they never actually read. >> and bart gelman tried do a better job of seting the document in some context. but by and large first impressions are very hard to chape. hard to shape. and i think
by the united states secret service, one a sedan and one s.u.v. secret service personnel were operating the vehicles. need to -- they had no pro tech tease were in the vehicle with them. >> reporter: the secret service says the cars were being driven from andrews to a garage in the city. they just returned from the vice president's trip from fort lewis in washington state. park police investigators say they know who was struck and killed here but have not been able tolocate any relatives. sergeant david slosser is a sergeant with park police. >> we are identifying him as an adult male. as far as what he was doing at this hour on the suitland parkway, they are looking into it as part of the investigation. >> reporter: in the light of day you can see where this happened. sergeant slosser says the secret service cars were westbound. the pedestrian was crossing at nailer road, just as this woman was doing this afternoon. might there have been other factors involved in the collision? police say they will be looking into every possibility. >> in any fatal or serious motor vehicle crash on fed
and the united states military. what they do is further strengthen the case for the honorable discharge for all muslims. how many do we have? how many do we have going around that tame? we don't. almost every single terrorist attacks in the united states and that is since 9/11 one way or another. >> all they do is therapy and we were against that and as far as taking that out, this had is really crazy, un-american. >> they received more than 300 responses today. go to wusa9.com and click on their headlines. >>> students at the university of maryland are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. and they built a small wall in the center of the plaza in college park. and they are encouraging others to cover that wall with graffiti to expr-sz their thoughts on what a wall means to them. >>> right now, it's time to check on the evening rush hour. and they are going to do that in our traffic center. >> that's right. the monday evening commute. very slow and stretches here on 270 northbound. take a look including right here at montgomery village avenue. very slow but no accid
to the united states. the self proclaimed mastermind is one of them. mohammad and four other suspects will be moved from guantanamo bay to new york city. an announcement should come soon from the attorney general. it is part of the move to close gitmo. he spoke about it this morning in japan. >> i'm absolutely convinced that khalid sheik mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. >> reporter: in regard to the war in afghanistan, the president said his decision on what to do will come soon. >>> now to the weather. the nor'easter caused by the remnants of ida is weakening but beach erosion is a big concern. this is video from this morning in ocean city, maryland. thousands of people on the delmarva are without power. later today the governor of delaware will tour damaged areas of his state. >>> and they will be cleaning up in the hampton roads area. the tides there on thursday were the fifth highest ever reported in that region. the commute got tied up by closed bridges and flooded roads. in old town, alexandria they are keeping an eye on the potomac making sure t
of fabric a month. we are a major player in the fabric industry in the united states and we are creating opportunities in the commercial sector by buying american-made goods. >> the uniforms themselves represent a whole lot. it represents the whole united states. >> everything that starts here, once it gets to them and when they put them on and see the work that done, they may not know us personally but we know we do this for them and i would hope the word would get out when these uniforms are made by people like us they can also feel proud and know we are doing a fine job for them. >> reporter: when you talk about heros the people that work here will tell you overcoming obstacles is just part of living and that the real heros are the people that wear the uniforms that they make here. scott broom, 9news now and wusa9.com. >> blind industries and services of maryland employees about 200 blind workers who work side by side with their colleagues. the company also produces janitorial supplies and paper goods. >>> still ahead. a difficult journey. find out how some veterans are making their w
for the next five years ache planned runoff elect has been canceled. that could complicate the united states' role in afghanistan. abdullah abdullah dropped out of the base race but the obama administration says it is preparing to work with karzai despite questions about his credibility t could take weeks before the president here decides how many troops to send to afghanistan. >>> the first lady turns h attention to school aged girls in an effort to keep them on track. tenth and eleventh grade gills will go to the white house and take part in educational career development, life skills and also mentoring with women from the east and the west wing. the similar program for high school boys will be launched sometime soon. >>> still ahead, new moves by the government to track the safety of the swine flu vaccine. >> coming up next, the redskins got a break this weekend in not having to play but the fans not giving them a break when it comes to sharing their opinion about what is wrong right now. we'll talk with somebody who gets paid to share his opinion of the skins coming up right after the br
to eulogize the youngest victim. >> he was proud to represent his family, the state of utah and the united states of america. >> reporter: local residents showed support outside ft. hood, doctors said many soldiers wounded in the shootings thursday have gone home and almost all are out of intensive care now. but some will face life-long challenges. >> there's a possibility that some of these patients will be physically impaired for the rest of their life and there's no doubt that many of them will be psychologically impaired for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: investigators piecing together the crime seen say they have no reason to believe the alleged gunman, army major nidal malik hasan had any accomplices. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. a in the actual shootings. >> reporter: investigators say they have no evidence that friendly fire from soldiers or police hit any of the victims. hasan is being treated away from ft. hood. >> the suspect major hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio. we understand he remains in icu as no longer on a ven
at the pentagon. jim, we said over and over, this is the largest single military base in the united states. this soldier readiness facility isn't just for soldiers, but families. there might have bn a drastically mixed population in there and heavy density of people when this one initial gunman opened up. >> that's right, brian. the general indicated so far it indicates only military personnel and civilian police officers on the base were among the dead or wounded as far as he could tell at this early point. i, too, was intrigued by the fact that the gunmen apparently carried this deadly attack killing 12 people, wounding 31 more with two hand guns. those .9 millimeters only hold 15 rounds apiece. he would have had to apparently reload. it indicates he did have some high level of military expertise. we are being told that the suspect who was shot and killed by civilian or military police was an army major in his 30s. the big question, of course, is why? nobody has a motive at this point according to the general and other people we're talking to. two others in custody, possible suspects, al
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